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Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse

Consultant for inclusion, participation and gender in urban development

What drives you?
To really want to improve the world.

The best advice you’ve ever been given?
Our greatest fear should not be failure, but success in things in life that are not really important.

What are you currently learning that you’re not so good at yet?
The / The / That

What would you change if you had the power to do so?
Creating a broad understanding that diversity concerns everyone.

Which superheroine power would you like to have?
Tele-Empathie.

Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse

Consultant for inclusion, participation and gender in urban development

Since Dr. Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse moved to Germany from the USA in 2007, she has not only created a new home here, but also created an important professional niche. As a trained landscape architect and a doctor in human geography, she combines academic expertise with practical application. Her focus is the design of inclusive, bottom-up, and gender-equitable cities and municipalities. Because she knows: every voice counts.

Mary’s work is characterized by a deep passion for topics such as inclusive participation and gender mainstreaming in urban development. She is known for finding unconventional solutions to the needs of marginalized groups, contributing to a more equitable and inclusive urban environment.

As the author and co-editor of several books, such as “The Urban Commons Cookbook” and “Inventing Berlin: Architecture, Politics and Cultural Memory in the New/Old German Capital Post-1989”, Mary has made a significant contribution to the discourse on modern urban development. Her latest work, “Gender Equal Urban Development – How we build a city for all” will be published in German in 2024.

Dr. Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse uses her extensive knowledge to effect positive change in urban spaces. She is more than a consultant – she is a mediator between worlds, a bridge builder between people, politics, and science. She offers solutions that not only make cities and communities more livable, but also fairer.

Mary is an indispensable voice and visionary whose work demonstrates how urban life can be reimagined.

Topics

Gender/diversity, labour market policy: gender and diversity in STEM subjects, gender planning, architecture and urban planning, mobility, housing, smart city, gender data gap, AI, sustainability, climate change, inclusive participation (women* and girls*, people with a migration background, etc.), urban development for the common good, city from below, city for all, right to the city, culture in public spaces

 

 

Languages

German, English

 

 

Formats

Keynotes
Impulse lectures
Panel talks
Workshops
Podcasts

ReferenCES

  • Keynotes at the 16th Federal Congress of National Urban Development Policy, Oslo Urban Arena 2020, as well as for the German Olympic Sports Confederation, Heinrich Böll Foundation Hamburg, Verdi Women, German Women’s Council, Federal Foundation for Gender Equality, State Working Group of Municipal Equal Opportunities Offices NRW, State Women’s Council Hamburg, etc.
  • Keynote speeches for Clubcommission Berlin, AG Kommunalpolitik der SPD-Bundesfraktion, Bündnis 90 Die Grünen Hamburg, Architektenkammer Berlin, European Week of Regions and Cities 2021, Federal Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Building, among others
  • Panel talks at UraniaBerlin, Messe Berlin, G7 Federal Government Urban Development Talks, etc.
  • Workshops for the European Commission, ICLEI Europe, Federal Foundation for Gender Equality, Die Grünen Tirol, among others
  • Numerous press appearances and interviews e.g. for ZDF Magazin Royale, TerraXpress, ZDF Heute, The Parliament, Politico, Der Standard, La Vanguardia, Enorm Magazin

What drives you?
To really want to improve the world.

The best advice you’ve ever been given?
Our greatest fear should not be failure, but success in things in life that are not really important.

What are you currently learning that you’re not so good at yet?
The / The / That

What would you change if you had the power to do so?
Creating a broad understanding that diversity concerns everyone.

Which superheroine power would you like to have?
Tele-Empathie.

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